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Bingo-raffle License Regulation Secretary Of State

Concerning the regulation of bingo-raffle licensees.
2016 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Gaming, Lottery, & Racing
Bill Summary

Currently, an applicant for a bingo-raffle license may request administrative review when a license application is denied. The act requires this request to take place within 60 days after the denial. The act clarifies that license discipline includes, after a hearing, refusing to grant or renew a license.

The act also repeals a prohibition on acting as games manager for more than 5 bingo-raffle licensees simultaneously and allows the licensing authority to establish the circumstances when a person may act as games manager for more than 3 licensees simultaneously.

The act specifies that, in addition to leasing bingo-raffle equipment from a landlord licensee, a bingo-raffle licensee may lease bingo-raffle equipment from a manufacturer licensee or a supplier licensee on premises that are the bingo-raffle licensee's principal place of business and limited to members only.

Currently, a licensee that fails to report net proceeds is automatically required to show cause for why the license should not be suspended. The act authorizes the secretary of state to promulgate rules setting the conditions under which a licensee is required to show cause.

Current law allows a licensee to award a consolation prize in a game of progressive bingo only when a progressive prize is not won. The act authorizes a licensee to also award a consolation prize when the progressive prize is won.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/15/2016 Signed Act PDF
    04/04/2016 Final Act PDF
    03/22/2016 Rerevised PDF
    03/21/2016 Revised PDF
    02/23/2016 Reengrossed PDF
    02/22/2016 Engrossed PDF
    02/03/2016 Introduced PDF


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. C. Wist
Sen. E. Roberts



Rep. J. Singer

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details